Betelgeuse, also known as Alpha Orions, α Orionis, Alpha Ori, α Ori, 58 Ori, HR 2061, BD+7 °1055, HD 39801, FK5 224, HIP 27989, SAO 113271, GC 7451, CCDM J05552+0724AP and AAVSO 0549+07, is a Red Supergiant Star located inside The Orion Constellation. Betelgeuse is the second brightest star from The Orion Constellation as well as The Tenth Brightest Star in our Night Sky. Betelgeuse is around 700 Light Years from Earth. Betelgeuse has a mass of 11.6 Solar Masses, a radius of 887 Solar Radiuses, a surface temperature of 3500 Kelvin or 3226.85 degrees Celsius, and an average luminosity of 126,000 Solar Luminosities. Betelgeuse is about 8 Million to 8.5 Million Years old. Betelgeuse has a surface gravity of Negative 0.5 Centimetre-gram-second system of units (CGS) or 0.003162 meters per second squared.
Profile of Betelgeuse
Betelgeuse was discovered in The Classical World by The Classical Astronomer Ptolemy who described it's color as reddish or of ruddiness. While being a rather large star, Betelgeuse is cool compared to other stars of it's enormous stature. The formation of Betelgeuse is speculated to be from a runaway star of the Orion OB1 Association. This would have been a multistar system which would explain the mass that Betelgeuse possesses.
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